Monthly Archives: November 2012
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 13th reached the highest total of any auction category in Sotheby’s long history, raking in over $375 million (beating the firm’s previous record of $362 million set at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in May 2008). World record auction prices were attained for five artists: Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, Robert Motherwell, Wade Guyton and Jackson Pollock, with Pollock’s “Number 4, 1951,” selling for $40.4 million. A seminal large-scale 1954 painting by Mark Rothko was the top lot in the auction at $75.1 million.
SHEN CHEN (Chinese, 1955)
Acrylic on canvas
68 x 48 inches
Shen Chen, a Chinese born artist based in New York, blends multiple cultural elements, layering concepts of time and space with Zen philosophy, meditation, and repetition.
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